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Bhutan Announces Dates Of Upcoming Coronation Public Holiday

Source: Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan (Thimpu)
Posted on Monday, August 4, 2008

The coronation ceremony of His Majesty the King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck will be held at the Tashichhodzong on the 8th Day of the 9th Bhutanese month of the Earth Male Rat year corresponding to November 6, 2008.

The coronation ceremony will be followed by two days of celebrations at the Changlingmithang stadium. As such, the 3 days, from Thursday, November 6, to Saturday, November 8, 2008, have been announced as public holidays in Bhutan, according to a press release issued be the Royal Civil Service Commission of Bhutan.

This follows last year's accession to the throne of the Fifth Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (2006-12-17).

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